Texas Watering Holes

Maggie Coleman, Staff Writer

Summer is almost here! Texas tends to get hotter a lot quicker than other states. It can get annoying, but it’s bearable when you can head to a pool to tan and cool off. Public pools and man-made lakes are alright, but one of the positives of living in Texas is you get to take advantage of the beautiful watering holes! They’re made 100% by nature (and are super pretty if you want to take Instagram pictures). During the summer if you feel like taking a road trip, you can make a drive out of visiting several watering holes. Read on if you feel like learning about a couple of my favorite!

Jacob’s Well is by far my favorite. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s a great place to hang out and swim. It’s located at Cypress Creek around Wimberly, Texas. It isn’t very large, but the water is super cold for those really hot Texas days. I’ve visited, and the only con I can think of is how popular it can get. When it isn’t super crowded, it’s really fun! I’d suggest going on a weekday so you can try and beat the crowd. If you’re really adventurous, you can try and dive down the well a little bit. There’s a lot of videos on Youtube of people trying it, but it’s very dangerous.

My all-time favorite aesthetically pleasing watering hole is Hamilton’s Pool Preserve. It’s large enough to handle a crowd and has a natural-forming waterfall behind the water. I’ve never personally been there, but I know from pictures on the internet how breathtaking it is. If you’re looking for something to take pictures in front of and not looking to swim as much, Hamilton is your place. The water is surprisingly blue and has lots of vegetation surrounding it. You can even walk around the back of the waterfall to get a look at the entire pool. In my opinion, it’s one of the most beautiful bodies of water Texas has to offer.

I hope these watering holes have given you some inspiration for summer 2019! Try and beat the heat the best you can. Happy swimming!